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  • It tolls for us

    The energy boom in the Rocky Mountain West has been shadowed by a much darker boom: a frightening rise in death and serious injury

  • Fatalities in the energy fields: 2000-2006

    At least 89 people died in the energy fields of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming during the last six years

  • Disposable workers of the oil and gas fields

    Without a college degree, work on the oil and gas fields is the best job you can get in the rural West – unless, of course, it kills you

  • Man Camp

    In Western Colorado, where the energy boom is stretching the resources – and social fabric – of local communities, some companies have turned to portable dormitories to ease the housing crunch.

  • News from the gas fields

    Roughneck is a two-year-old monthly devoted to covering the oil and gas industry in Sublette County, Wyoming

  • The anatomy of an energy lease

    The BLM’s decision to lease land for energy exploration in the watersheds of Grand Junction and Palisade, Colo., reveals the way oil and gas leasing works

  • Energy companies score massive refund checks

    A federal judge has ordered the government to buy back offshore oil and gas leases that energy companies say can’t be developed, leading some to wonder if the BLM will have to do the same with leases in potential wilderness areas

  • Energy companies plow some profits back into Western ground

    Raymond Plank, chairman of Apache Corp., says responsible companies like his prove that the energy industry can reduce its environmental impacts and give more back to local communities

  • Doubling density near Durango

    The La Plata County commissioners have signed two deals allowing energy companies to double the density of coalbed methane wells near Durango, Colo.

  • Oil drillers get 'one-stop shopping' at no extra cost

    A provision in the new energy bill promises funding to speed up the oil and gas permitting process in BLM offices – without costing the industry an extra penny

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